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Family fun and late night entertainment for the last weekend before Christmas

December 16, 2016 - 9:30 AM

KAMLOOPS - If you’re done your Christmas shopping, here are some activities to keep you busy a week before the holiday weekend.

Sun Peaks is going to be filled with a variety of winter activities, including a gingerbread house and a chance for pets to have their photo taken with Santa. Friday evening, Dec. 16, it starts off with ice craving demos, but Saturday things really get going with carollers, a market place and Santa’s arrival. Winter foods will be available as well, including maple taffy from the Association de Fracophone, a martini bar and gingerbread cookie decorating.

If staying indoors is more your speed, the Big Little Science Centre has a special family event called Christmas Science Tricks on Saturday, Dec. 17. Educational demonstrations will get into the mysteries around Christmas and explore questions like ‘How does Santa get down a chimney?’ The show will run twice at the centre, at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The centre itself is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entrance is $6 for adults, $3 for children six to 15-years-old and $15 for a family.

Downtown Kamloops shoppers might spot a few racers on Saturday. From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. the Candy Cane Chase is going on. A fundraiser for the United Way, the race will pit competitors against each other in a series of events including scavenger hunts and escape room puzzles. There will be prizes and awards. Tickets are $35 per a person.

Saturday night there are a pair of shows.

Swollen Members leader Madchild returns to Kamloops at Cactus Jacks for Hip Hop for Hunger. The annual fundraiser is collecting donations for the food bank. While Madchild headlines, the show has more than a dozen acts on the bill. Doors are at 6 p.m. with the show starting at 6:30 p.m. Madchild takes the stage at 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $30. VIP tickets are available as well, with a meet and greet, for $65. In addition a minimum one non-perishable item is requested.

The Rockin’ Firkin is hosting a comedy triple bill the same evening. Gavin Banning, Kyle Patan and Andrew Crone are coming up from the Okanagan for some laughs. Tickets are $10 and the show starts at 9 p.m.

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